El Camino Hospital Healthcare District Expands Partnership with MayView Community Health Center
Mountain View, Calif., January 20, 2016 – El Camino Healthcare District is pleased to announce an expanded partnership with MayView Community Health Center to care for our uninsured and underinsured community members. The District Board of Directors approved a $2.4 million three-and-half year grant to provide increased access and improved coordination of medical care to uninsured and low-income individuals and families. This expanded partnership will help strengthen a critical community resource.
“Improving access to high quality medical care - for all community members, regardless of income - is the District’s highest priority,” said Peter C. Fung, MD, MS, FACP, FAAN, FAHA, chair of the El Camino Healthcare District Board of Directors. “We are continually looking at community partners and trying to determine new ways we can better support the important work and impact they are having on the community.”
The District has provided grant funding to MayView Community Health Center for the past eight years and has seen the great strides the organization has taken in their effort to provide culturally and linguistically appropriate services tailored to the needs of our community. As the only Federally Qualified Health Center Look-Alike community clinic in northern Santa Clara County, MayView is an essential part of the health care safety net to ensure that vulnerable populations have access to medical care when and where they need it. MayView’s extended hours and days of operation, including some evenings and Saturdays, will greatly improve the access to care.
This expanded partnership and model of care takes into account the expansion of Medi-Cal coverage to more individuals in our community, and the changing demographics and healthcare needs of those who remain uninsured or underinsured. It will provide a medical home for individuals to receive consistent health services, including general medical care, pediatric care, immunization services, prenatal care, family planning, chronic disease management, and preventive services like cancer screening and tobacco cessation.
“We are pleased the District has chosen to expand their support of our organization and are excited to see the impact we can collectively have on the health of our community,” said Kelvin Quan, CEO of Mayview Community Health Center.
The El Camino Hospital District was established by voter approval in 1956 in accordance with California Local Hospital District Law. The purpose of the District is to establish, maintain and operate or provide assistance in the operation of health facilities and other health care services provider, groups and organizations that are necessary for the maintenance of good physical and mental health in the communities served by the District. The District, now known as El Camino Healthcare District, encompasses Mountain View, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Sunnyvale, and a portion of Cupertino. The publicly elected El Camino Healthcare District Board of Directors approves tax dollar expenditures, including expenditures for the award winning Community Benefit program. Community Benefit funds are granted each year to local nonprofits, schools and government programs that provide critical health services to the underserved. All District Board meetings are publically noticed, open to the public, and available for viewing on the District website.
MayView Community Health Center’s mission is to provide high quality primary health care to low-income people from all cultural and ethnic backgrounds, regardless of ability to pay. We emphasize early access to care and prevention, and we encourage patient self-responsibility by helping patients participate in decisions about their health, and by addressing relevant psychosocial and economic issues.